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Old 10-21-2019, 12:44 PM
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Default 08 Rear Brake Clearance Issue

Hey, all. In the process of changing the rear brakes on an '08 Altima, I discovered the rotors had to be replaced. Whilst getting the tires off, one of the studs was destroyed. I've picked up new rotors and a new stud. The new rotors were easy enough, though I switched from the drilled performance rotors to a standard set of Bosch ones. I had unfortunately run into a few problems on the others:
  1. New Stud - I had put the new rotor on, engaged the emergency brake, and used the washer pull-through method, to draw it into place. I have it most of the way in, but there's a slight gap still, between the flared end of the stud and where it should be. The emergency brake doesn't get me enough friction to draw it further. Is this close enough, does it indicate that the emergency brakes need to be replaced, or is there just something I'm missing?
  2. New pads - After inserting the pads into place, I no longer have sufficient clearance to reassemble the brakes. I see that the caliper is a separate unit from the bracket, but I've already pushed the piston into place, yet I still can't seem to generate the necessary gap, sliding the caliper portion along the pistons. It meets resistance and returns to the original position. What am I missing?
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:47 PM
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Odd. I tried posting pictures in support of this. Trying again.

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Old 10-21-2019, 07:23 PM
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So, apparently a damaged rubber boot led to a rusted pin on one side of the caliper. That caused corrosion, thus preventing one side of caliper from sliding up and down the pin. Some PB Blaster, a pair of vice grips, and a 3-lbs. sledge took care of that. That does still leave me with the question about the stud. I'd appreciate some shared wisdom on that one.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:39 PM
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If you are trying to do draw it through by turning a wrench by hand, it's going to be tough. I always use a 1/2" impact wrench to draw them through.
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